July 1, 2010
6 Minutes 47 Seconds: Pagani embarrases Ferrari
(photo by [ JR ]
In the battle of the track toys, cars that are not road cars but are not really race cars either, Horacio Pagani has just struck a big blow to Ferrari: a 6 minute 47 second lap of the Nürburgring with a Zonda R.
This is even faster than Radical SR8LM some people claim is a "street car" and a massive 11 seconds faster than the recent lap with the 599XX Ferrari claimed as a record for a "production derived" car.
Pagani were cleverer than Ferrari in that they hired Marc Basseng a driver with massive experience at the 'ring who, EVO reports, figures there is is still much time to be had in the car, possibly down to a sub 6:40!
In the end of course Nürburgring track records are about a meaningful as winning the Track Day World Championship, it's time for Pagani to go racing and see how they do.